Howies Restaurants Edinburgh Hurdle 2m 6f

  • (5yo+, 2m 6f, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £10,128 2nd £2,992 3rd £1,496 4th £749 5th £374
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 28.50s
  • Off time: 13:40:37
Full result
Result 13:40 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Peddlers Cross 1/5f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1-53223
Yellow, royal blue seams, grey sleeves, royal blue seams, pink cap Ubaltique (FR) 32
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 1-53223
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 127 28/1
2 9/0544F-
Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 110
  • T:M Smith
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 9/0544F-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 M Smith Danny Cook 134 16/1
3 7/1128-2
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Peddlers Cross (IRE) 19
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 7/1128-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0t1
  • OR: 165
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 t1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 165 1/5f
4 13430-1
Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Cue To Cue 93
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 13430-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 K G Reveley J Reveley 130 13/2

In depth

Verdict

PEDDLERS CROSS won a Grade 1 over 2m5f at the Festival in 2010 before finishing runner-up in the following year's Champion Hurdle. He would need to win this impressively to earn a return visit to Cheltenham and the jury is still out as to whether he retains all of his ability but he'll be all the better for his run in a jumpers' bumper and has more than 30lb in hand over today's rivals on official ratings. On past evidence, stablemate Ubaltique may struggle to last home over this trip but Orsippus stays well and is a Grade 1 winner over timber. Cue To Cue won over 2m5f at Southwell in November and is a likeable mare but shouldn't trouble the favourite on these terms.

Formwatch

Peddlers Cross (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Chased leaders, not much room 2f out on inner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Sam Winner (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Cue To Cue 7-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear on inside, good headway on inner after 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Nov beating Banyan Tree (11-1) by 6l, 10 ran.

Orsippus (USA) 16-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, hit 4th, ridden before 3 out, behind when fell 2 out, in a race won by Attaglance (11-12) at Aintree 2m 4f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Apr, 21 ran.

Ubaltique (FR) 3-1fav (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway from 3 out, chased winner last until no extra run-in, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Herdsman (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.